Weight Loss at Dermestetics Mclean

Get That Weight Loss Breakthrough with Semaglutide, Body Insights, and Expert Guidance

weight loss at dermestetics mclean

For many people, achieving lasting weight loss can feel like an uphill battle. You’ve tried different diets and exercise routines, but the results never seem to stick. Or perhaps you lose weight initially only to plateau or regain it over time. If this frustrating cycle sounds familiar, the multi-pronged medical approach at Dermestetics in Mclean may finally provide the breakthrough you’ve been seeking.

Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach, Dermestetics understands that effective weight loss requires a personalized, data-driven methodology tailored to each individual. By combining several innovative strategies, Dermestetics’ program addresses the complex factors that can sabotage efforts. Let’s take a closer look at the key components:

Semaglutide: A Pharmacological Boost

For some, diet and exercise alone are not enough to initiate and sustain significant weight loss. This is where the medication semaglutide can provide a powerful boost. Approved by the FDA for chronic weight management, semaglutide works by mimicking two naturally occurring hormones in the body – GLP-1 and GIP.

GLP-1 helps regulate appetite by increasing feelings of fullness and satisfaction after eating. It also slows gastric emptying, meaning food remains in the stomach longer so you digest it more slowly. GIP enhances the body’s release of insulin, which helps control blood sugar levels.

By acting as an analogue to these hormones, weekly semaglutide injections can suppress appetite, promote fuller feelings, slow digestion, and improve blood sugar control. This multi-pronged approach makes sticking to a calorie-deficit diet feel more effortless.

In clinical trials, semaglutide has demonstrated impressive results. When used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity, patients lost an average of 15-20% of their body weight after 68 weeks of treatment. Some even achieved over 25%.


InBody: Precision Body Composition Analysis

Before initiating any medical weight loss treatments like semaglutide, Dermestetics utilizes advanced body scanning technology to gather detailed data on your body’s unique makeup. Specifically, the InBody Analysis which relies on Bio-Electrical Impedance to precisely measure:


  • Total body water: This refers to the total amount of water present in your body, which includes both intracellular (inside cells) and extracellular (outside cells) water. This measurement can provide insight into hydration levels and overall body composition.
  • Dry lean mass (muscle): Dry lean mass represents the weight of everything in your body except for fat and water. It includes muscles, bones, organs, and connective tissues. Measuring dry lean mass helps assess muscle mass, which is crucial for overall health, metabolism, and physical performance.
  • Fat mass and percentage: This indicates the total amount of fat in your body as well as the percentage of your total body weight that is composed of fat. Monitoring fat mass and percentage is essential for evaluating body composition and assessing health risks associated with excess body fat.
  • Basal metabolic rate: Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy expended by the body at rest to maintain essential physiological functions such as breathing, circulation, and cell production. Knowing your BMR helps in planning calorie intake and designing personalized nutrition and weight management strategies.
  • Skeletal muscle mass: This refers to the total weight of skeletal muscles in your body. Skeletal muscle mass plays a crucial role in supporting the body, facilitating movement, and maintaining metabolic health. Monitoring skeletal muscle mass is important for assessing changes in muscle mass over time, especially during weight loss or fitness programs.
  • Body fat mass: Body fat mass specifically refers to the total amount of fat tissue in the body. Unlike fat percentage, which expresses fat mass relative to total body weight, fat mass provides the absolute measurement of fat content. Managing body fat mass is important for overall health and reducing the risk of obesity-related conditions.
  • Visceral fat levels: Visceral fat is the fat stored within the abdominal cavity, surrounding internal organs such as the liver, pancreas, and intestines. High levels of visceral fat are associated with increased risk of metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disease, and other health problems. Monitoring visceral fat levels helps assess abdominal obesity and associated health risks.

This non-invasive analysis takes under a minute and simply requires you to stand still while sending safe, low-level electrical signals through your body. By measuring the impedance or resistance to these signals, the InBody can extrapolate highly accurate readings on your muscle distribution, fat distribution, fluid levels, and more.

Having this level of granular data allows Dermestetics to develop a customized plan based on your personal body composition profile rather than just going off height/weight charts or other broad metrics. precisely calculating your calorie and macro needs and identifying any muscle imbalances to address, track your body recomposition over time, and make adjustments as you progress.


Comprehensive Medical Evaluation

In addition to the InBody scan, your journey begins with an in-depth one-on-one consultation. This allows Dermestetics’ team of medical providers, nutritionists, and aestheticians to thoroughly evaluate your:


  • Full medical history: Understanding your medical history provides valuable insights into your overall health, any existing medical conditions, past treatments, surgeries, medications, allergies, and other relevant factors that may impact your journey.
  • Family history: Family medical history helps identify potential genetic predispositions or hereditary factors that may influence your health and weight management strategies. It can alert healthcare providers to conditions that may run in your family, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, or metabolic disorders.
  • Lifestyle factors: Lifestyle factors encompass various aspects of your daily life, including your occupation, physical activity level, smoking or alcohol consumption, and any habits that may affect your health and well-being. Assessing lifestyle factors helps tailor personalized recommendations and interventions to support healthy lifestyle changes.
  • Diet and exercise habits: Evaluating your current dietary habits and exercise routines provides crucial information about your nutrition and physical activity patterns. This assessment helps identify areas for improvement, develop realistic goals, and design individualized nutrition and fitness plans to support your objectives.
  • Sleep patterns: Adequate sleep is essential for overall health, metabolism, and weight management. Assessing your sleep patterns allows healthcare providers to address any sleep-related issues, such as insomnia, sleep apnea, or irregular sleep schedules, which may impact your ability to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Stress levels: Chronic stress can contribute to weight gain, emotional eating, and unhealthy coping mechanisms. Evaluating your stress levels helps identify potential triggers and develop strategies to manage stress more effectively, such as relaxation techniques, mindfulness practices, or stress-reduction activities.
  • Weight loss goals: Clarifying your goals, including the desired amount of weight to lose and the target timeline, helps set realistic expectations and develop a personalized plan tailored to your specific needs and preferences.
  • Motivation level: Assessing your motivation level and readiness to make lifestyle changes is essential for determining your commitment to the process. Understanding your motivation helps healthcare providers provide appropriate support, encouragement, and resources to keep you motivated and focused on your goals.
  • Potential obstacles or challenges: Identifying potential obstacles or challenges, such as time constraints, social influences, emotional triggers, or medical issues, helps anticipate barriers to success and develop strategies to overcome them. Problem-solving and planning for potential challenges enhance your chances of achieving long-term success.


Also reviewing any past attempts, what worked or didn’t work, and identify any hormonal, metabolic or other issues that could be hindering your progress. For example, conditions like hypothyroidism, PCOS, insulin resistance, menopause, and others can significantly impact weight.

With a full understanding of your background, needs, and preferences, Dermestetics can develop a truly personalized, medically-supervised program. This will integrate any appropriate medications like semaglutide, but also nutritional guidance, fitness plans, stress-management tactics, dietary supplements, sleep hygiene advice, and more.


Vitamin Injectables: Lipomino

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While the multi-pronged approach at Dermestetics covers many crucial aspects of weight loss, proper nutrition is vital for maintaining energy levels and supporting an efficient metabolism. That’s where Our Lipomino vitamin injections can provide an invaluable boost.

Lipomino injections contain a specialized blend of essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids formulated to enhance metabolic function and energize the body. Key ingredients include:

  • Vitamin B12: Plays a role in energy production, red blood cell formation, and proper neurological function.
  • Vitamin B Complex: B vitamins help convert food into energy the body can utilize.
  • L-Carnitine: This amino acid transports fatty acids to be burned for energy, supporting fat metabolism.
  • Lipotropic Agents: Compounds like inositol and choline help metabolize fat and prevent accumulation in the liver.


By replenishing these vital micronutrients delivered directly into the bloodstream, Lipomino injections can provide an array of benefits that complement the program:

  • Boosted metabolism to burn fat more efficiently
  • Increased energy levels to fuel workouts and an active lifestyle
  • Support for fat metabolization and liver function
  • Improved focus, cognitive performance, and mood

Whether you need an extra boost to overcome a plateau or want to enhance your overall results, Lipomino vitamin injections provide a powerful nutritional advantage as part of your personalized medical plan at Dermestetics.


Complementary Body Contouring Treatments

Semaglutide, nutritional guidance, and lifestyle coaching form the core pathways for weight loss, Dermestetics also offers a range of complementary body contouring procedures. These can be integrated into your custom program to enhance and refine your results.


Emsculpt NEO

As you start losing weight, you may be left with areas of stubborn fat or want to further tone and sculpt your physique. Emsculpt NEO is an innovative non-invasive treatment that simultaneously builds muscle while eliminating fat using a dual approach:


  • RF (Radiofrequency) Heating: The RF energy penetrates the skin to induce heat within the fat cells. This heat has the effect of disrupting and liquifying the fat cells, allowing them to be naturally flushed out by the lymphatic system over time.
  • HIFEM (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) Energy: While the heating process targets fat, the HIFEM stimulation causes concentrated muscle contractions at intensities that would be physically impossible to achieve through exercise alone. This forced muscle activation has been shown to increase muscle tone and growth.

A single 30-minute Emsculpt NEO session induces a staggering 20,000 muscle contractions in the targeted area. It delivers extreme intensity without any of the stress, strain, or downtime of grueling workouts.

Clinical data shows Emsculpt can eliminate up to 30% of subcutaneous fat while growing muscle by around 25%. However, it’s important to note that results may vary depending on factors such as:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Body composition (amount of existing fat/muscle)
  • Genetics
  • Adherence to any recommended diet/exercise regimen
  • Individual responsiveness to the treatment


Sentient Sculpt

Even with significant weight loss, areas of stubborn cellulite can persist and create an uneven, dimpled appearance. Sentient Sculpt uses 2.45 GHz thermal energy to disrupt and smooth out the fibrous septae bands woven throughout fat that are responsible for cellulite’s signature texture.

The thermal energy penetrates through to the fat layer while built-in cooling mechanisms protect the skin from overheating and damage. Most patients require 4-6 treatments scheduled 4 weeks apart. With each session, a tighter, smoother, more contoured silhouette emerges.



For those struggling with excess submental fat (double chin), even major weight loss doesn’t always fully resolve it. That’s where Kybella injections can help.

Kybella contains a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule that aids in the absorption and breakdown of fat within the body. When injected into areas like under the chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells which are then naturally flushed out over time.

A typical Kybella treatment plan involves up to 6 treatment sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Results become visible as the destroyed fat cells clear out over the next few weeks and months, leaving behind a sleeker, more defined profile.


Morpheus8 Skin Tightening

When people lose a significant amount of weight, it’s very common for some loose, crepey skin to remain, especially for older patients or those who were overweight for an extended period. Morpheus8 is an advanced micro needling treatment that can tighten and smooth out this excess skin.

During a Morpheus8 procedure, extremely fine needles penetrate deep into the layers of the skin while simultaneously delivering fractionated radio frequency (RF) energy. This controlled micro-injury triggers the body’s natural healing response of producing new collagen and elastin. As the skin repairs itself, it appears firmer, tighter and more youthful.

A series of 3-4 Morpheus8 treatments are typically recommended, spaced around a month apart. Optimal results continue to improve over 3-6 months as collagen remodeling occurs. With the added benefit of reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity, Morpheus8 provides the perfect complement to medical transformations.


A Truly Holistic Approach to Weight Loss

In summary, Dermestetics in Mclean provides a comprehensive medical approach tailored to individual needs. By combining innovative strategies like semaglutide, personalized body composition analysis, and thorough medical evaluations, Dermestetics offers a promising solution for sustainable weight loss. Complementary body contouring treatments further enhance results, addressing stubborn fat, cellulite, submental fat, and loose skin. 


Embark on Your Weight Loss Breakthrough with Dermestetics Mclean

Our team is ready to support you on a transformative journey toward achieved and sustainable results.

Leave the frustrations of past struggles behind. Dermestetics represents a fresh start, an opportunity to overcome obstacles through our multifaceted, scientifically-supported approach and compassionate expertise.

Take charge of your weight loss journey and discover how this multifaceted program could finally help you break through struggles. Schedule a consultation at Dermestetics Mclean today.